Welcome to the Docker Cloud docs!Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Docker Cloud provides a hosted registry service with build and testing facilities for Dockerized application images; tools to help you set up and manage host infrastructure; and application lifecycle features to automate deploying (and redeploying) services created from images.
Log in to Docker Cloud using your free Docker ID.
|Tutorial: Getting Started||Tutorial: Deploy an App|
Start here! Deploy your first node and service in Docker Cloud.
For more advanced beginners: deploy a simple app in Docker Cloud.
|Manage Applications||Manage Builds and Images|
Deploy services, stacks, and apps in Docker Cloud.
Build and test your code, build Docker images.
|API Docs ● Frequently Asked Questions ● Release Notes|
About Docker Cloud
Images, Builds, and Testing
Docker Cloud uses the hosted Docker Cloud Registry, which allows you to publish Dockerized images on the internet either publicly or privately. Docker Cloud can also store pre-built images, or link to your source code so it can build the code into Docker images, and optionally test the resulting images before pushing them to a repository.
Before you can do anything with your images, you need somewhere to run them. Docker Cloud allows you to link to your infrastructure or cloud services provider so you can provision new nodes automatically. Once you have nodes set up, you can deploy images directly from Docker Cloud repositories.
Services, Stacks, and Applications
Images are just one layer in containerized applications. Once you’ve built an image, you can use it to deploy services (which are composed of one or more containers created from an image), or use Docker Cloud’s stackfiles to combine it with other services and microservices, to form a full application.